The soda industry has been using plastic bottles for decades. The reasons why are simple: plastic bottles are cheaper and easier to produce than glass ones. Glass bottles are also heavier, which can make them more expensive to ship and store. I'll explain why these factors matter in the soda industry, but first let me outline how we make soda in the first place!
You may be surprised to learn that soda makers and bottlers use plastic bottles for many of their beverages. For example, Coca-Cola products are packaged in PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles. They're lightweight, cheap, and easy to transport.
The reason for this is that glass bottles are much heavier than the plastic alternatives—they can weigh up to four times as much. This means that transporting them requires more resources (fuel costs) and more manpower (to move them around).
Additionally, while plastic is cheap and plentiful in today's world, there isn't a huge supply of glass bottles lying around waiting to be used by soda companies—especially since most people have switched over from using glass containers for their sodas decades ago! That means even if a company wanted to switch back over when they first started packaging their drinks with plastics instead of glass containers…there weren't enough "old style" containers available anymore!
There are a few reasons why soda makers don't use glass bottles more often. First, the plastic bottles are cheaper to produce and ship than glass bottles. Plastic bottles weigh less than their glass counterparts, so they cost less to transport. They're also easier to store in bulk and make up for their lower cost by having a longer shelf life. The recyclability of plastic is another point in its favor: while you can't just toss them into your dishwasher like you would with ceramic or steel containers, they're still much easier to recycle than glass because they have fewer materials involved in their production process; thus there's less waste associated with recycling them when their useful lifespan ends.
There are a number of reasons why soda makers use plastic bottles over glass.
In conclusion, you should know that soda makers use plastic bottles because it is easier and cheaper than glass bottles. Also, they don't have to worry about broken glass bottles cutting someone's hand or foot.